February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In Partnership with George Washington Cancer Center, Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center, and Camp Kesem
If you or a loved one had been diagnosed with cancer, you may have concerns about how younger members of your family are coping. Kids’ Club is a group of children ages 6 to 12 with parents or grandparents in treatment for cancer. Teen club is for those ages 13 – 18 with parents or grandparents in treatment for cancer.
Each session, kids, teens, and parents will enjoy pizza together and then each group will go to separate rooms to talk and make art. Our topics include communicating feelings, building personal strengths, and developing coping skills. We invite everyone to share as much or as little as they feel comfortable.
Although we are brought together by our common experiences with cancer, Kids/Teen Club is not a sad or scary place; we have fun! Our goal is to have positive interactions with other families dealing with illness and to learn new ways of expressing and managing feelings. Our facilitators are experienced social workers, counselors, and trained volunteers.